Straumann announced three important leadership changes to drive momentum in its two largest regions, North America andEurope. The appointments, which have all been filled through internal development, will become effective on January 1, 2016.
Having steered Straumann’s Western Europe region through economic recession and back to solid growth, Guillaume Daniellotwill devote his drive, leadership skills and deep experience of the dental industry to capturing further growth opportunities inNorth America, which is still underpenetrated. Guillaume has been a member of Straumann’s Executive Management Board (EMB) and in his current position since 2013. He joined the company in 2007.
Over the past four years, Straumann’s organic revenue in North America has grown at an average of 8 per cent, bringing the company closer to regional market leadership. A major contribution to this success has come from Executive Vice President Andy Molnar, who has headed the region since the beginning of 2012. Having been with the company for ten years in senior leadership roles, Andy is considering a new career option at Straumann, which will be announced in due course.
Jens Dexheimerwill step up to head the Western Europe region, which comprises the Nordics, theUK,Ireland,France,Benelux,IberiaandItaly. Jens will also join the Executive Management Board.
He has been with Straumann since 2010 and is currently responsible for the group’s largest European market, Germany, which climbed back to solid growth in 2015. In his previous position as Head of Straumann Iberia, Jens brought the Straumann Iberian business effectively through the exceptional challenges of economic recession in Spain and Portugal, gaining share and adapting to the changing market conditions.
René Garo,current Head of Straumann Benelux will succeed Jens as Head of Straumann Germany. René has been with Straumann since 2007 and previously held the positions of General Manager Straumann Italy and Regional Finance Officer North America. His successor in the Benelux countries will be announced at a later date.